D1a1v1e11 Posts: 75 Just Starting Out*


   I am working on a the script for a short film, it is a mostly serious fantasy/sci-fi thing. A few of my actors are good singers and I want to work a song into it somehow. Can anyone think of a way to put a song into a mostly serious film, and what type of song you would suggest.

thanks, and I hope I explained this correctly,



  • tddavis
    tddavis Posts: 5,201 Expert

    @D1a1v1e11  Unless you want to go the old Hollywood/Broadway musical route where people spontaneously burst into song to a full invisible orchestra , the easiest way I can think of would be to go the Lucas route (the Cantina/Jabba's sail barge) and write a scene where the hero walks into a club or or something and a song is being performed on a stage.  Of course, you could always have the song recorded and playing on a holovid or something.  Now as to type of, that is really going to depend on the story you are telling, the setting, etc. I don't think anyone else but you will be able to answer that.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,679 Ambassador

    Oh there's all kinds if places to bring in a song. A mother singing a lullaby or maudlin character remembering a lullaby sung to them. A character is injured or dying and is being comforted by another. You can get away with being as blatant as someone singing in the car--or, for sci-fi, ship. 

  • Andy001z
    Andy001z Lord EarthPosts: 3,488 Ambassador

    Or the old singing to the radio to reflect mood.

  • BobDiMarzio
    BobDiMarzio Posts: 630 Just Starting Out

    Let us not forget the enthusiastic drinking songs.